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APM Reports: Changing Class - Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?


Airs Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. If you want to move up in America, go to college. That’s the advice people get. There’s loads of evidence that a college degree will improve your economic prospects, but a new project by economists shows that some colleges are doing a better job than others when it comes to promoting social mobility. And some colleges are doing more to exacerbate class divides than to help people move up. We visit a college coming to terms with its own role in perpetuating class divides and another that has long been a “mobility maker” – but is struggling to stay that way.